Dennis Velasco

Founder of HoopDimes. Formerly of The New York Times, ESPN TrueHoop, Sports Illustrated, The Basketball Jones, amongst other internet basketball destinations.
Brooklyn Nets: A Sense of Urgency And A Need To Chill

Brooklyn Nets: A Sense of Urgency And A Need To Chill

The Brooklyn Nets are in a good place. Obviously. Currently, they’re tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for being Dat Beast in the east. The Nets have won 14 of their last 15 after a string of Ls, including an embarrassing 122-111 loss to the Detroit Pistons, which really woke the team up and brought them…

Stay Or Go Now: NBA Teams Chasing the 10th Seed

Stay Or Go Now: NBA Teams Chasing the 10th Seed

Should I stay or should I go now? Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double So come on and let me know – The Clash Every season, there are NBA teams put into a precarious situation where they have…

Between The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, Who’s Winning The Battle of the Basketball Boroughs?

Between The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, Who’s Winning The Battle of the Basketball Boroughs?

For the start of the 2012-13 NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets settled into their new home, Barclays Center, in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. They were armed with literal street cred with BK’s own Jay-Z as part-owner of the Nets. And, if we want to be real, they even threw the first salvo by having…

The Next NBA Legends: Way Too Early Edition

The Next NBA Legends: Way Too Early Edition

I mulled over what the first post of Hoop Dimes should be for a bit. Okay, for more than a bit. I was clearly overthinking this because I eventually brought on a raging headache that was attacking me like I owed it money. After settling my debt with some acetamenophin, I finally had a “Eureka!” moment. Allow…